2020 Learnings, 2021 Expectations

We’ve all had challenging years before. However, none were quite as challenging as in 2020. In the conclusion of last year’s post, I wrote, “I am hopeful that whatever economic upheaval we face as a society in 2020 is limited.” At that time, economic indicators were bubble-ish. However, a global pandemic was not something I had in the cards. No one did. A global pandemic, international protests against horrific injustices, and a US government damn near inept at helping with any of it....

December 30, 2020 · 16 min · Chris Short

Speaking

Here's a current list of ready to go CFPs and/or abstracts that I can speak to at a moments notice. If you'd like to have me speak at your conference, Meetup, podcast, webinar, live stream, etc. please review my Speaker Rider and send me a message. Thank you! Interviews If you’re looking for podcasts or interviews I’ve took part in, please head over to the Interviews page. Talks Live stream: What ultra-successful people who practice DevRel know and do Date: 2022-08-16...

November 7, 2020 · 15 min · Chris Short

Security at Cloud Native Speed — CNCF Eastern Canadian Meetup: October 2020

Cloud native technologies are increasingly used by organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Containers jumpstart developer productivity, but they could increase security teams’ workloads. This talk analyzed tendencies and provides tips improving security postures in environments. Security needs to be a step in every part of the software development lifecycle. But, the tools, libraries, platforms, and attack surface never seems to shrink. When teams adopt Kubernetes and cloud native tooling, applications become ephemeral and infrastructure becomes elastic....

October 23, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short

Building Kubernetes Operators with Ansible — Red Hat® Summit Lab

The Ansible Operator SDK makes it easier to deploy and manage Kubernetes applications with native Ansible support. This workshop will take you into the operator-sdk and teach you how to build and manage Ansible Operators for Kubernetes. Source: Summit Lab - Building Kubernetes Operators with Ansible Here's a current list of ready to go CFPs and/or abstracts that I can speak to at a moments notice. If you'd like to have me speak at your conference, Meetup, podcast, webinar, live stream, etc....

July 15, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short

Webinar: The top 7 most useful Kubernetes APIs for comprehensive cloud native observability

An important early step (just after “Orchestration & Application Definition” in the CNCF trail map) in starting your cloud-native journey is picking solutions for observability, including monitoring, logging, and tracing. All of these observability tools leverage data available from Kubernetes’ comprehensive APIs. Those APIs provide insights into the events that are occurring inside of the Kubernetes platform, including answers to questions like: “What’s running in my Kubernetes cluster?” In this webinar, Sensu Co-founder & CEO Caleb Hailey will walk through the various Kubernetes APIs that are necessary for complete visibility into your Kubernetes platform, with examples from open source observability tools like Prometheus and Sensu....

July 9, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short

Lesson Learned From Cloud Migrations: Planning is Everything — JFrog SwampUP 2020

“Migrating to the cloud saves money!” “Not running your own infrastructure reduces your bottom line!” “Lift and shift is a legitimate first step towards moving to the cloud!” These are all potential pitfalls if you’re not careful. Proper planning prevents piss poor performance. Using a real chaotic cloud migration as a guide, we’ll walk through the pitfalls of cloud migrations and how to avoid them and the terrifying vendor lock-in (when it makes sense)....

June 24, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short

Webinar: Security at Cloud-native Speed On-Demand

Your browser does not support the audio element but you can download it (right-click, save as...). Join us for this on-demand webinar where our speaker, Chris Short, draws on his experience as a principal technical marketing manager for Red Hat, CNCF Ambassador, and editor of KubeWeekly and DevOps’ish to share best practices on: applying gates during CI/CD the critical features for container security tapping the power of native controls in Kubernetes leveraging automation to retain velocity Download as MP4...

January 10, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short